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Physics 418: Statistical Mechanics I
Prof. S. Teitel ----- Spring 2002

   Monday, May 13, 2002

Solutions to the Final Exam are now posted on the Homework page.

   Tuesday, May 7, 2002

The Final Exam time has been changed to:

Thursday, May 9, 10 am - 1 pm, in BL 173

There will be roughly 3 problems. You get to bring one cheat sheet, like you did for the midterm. You will NOT have the opportunity to redo the exam at home - this time, the in class part is all there will be.

I am in general around in my office this week, and would be happy to answer any questions -- just stop by (knock on the door if it is closed).

Good luck, and see you Thursday at 10 am.

   Friday, May 3, 2002

Solutions to Problem Set 6 are now posted on the Homework page.

All Lecture Notes through the end of the course are now posted on the Lecture Notes page.

   Tuesday, April 23, 2002

Problem Set 6 is now posted. The official due date is Tuesday March 30, in lecture. However anyone who needs some extra time is welcome to hand it in to me (put it in my mailbox) by Thursday May 2, 2pm. Note: this problem is not very technically difficult, once you have figured out what to do - however it may take some time and thinking for you to clarify just what you have to do!

I will pass out course evaluation forms this Thursday, April 25. Please come to give me your feedback!

   Wednesday, April 17, 2002

Lecture Notes through lecture 24 (the virial expansion) are now posted.

Some corrections to the solutions to Problem Set 3 have also been made.

   Tuesday, April 16, 2002

Problem Set 5, due Tuesday April 23 in lecture, is now posted.

Lecture this Thursday, April 18, has been canceled. There will be a make-up lecture in its place Monday, April 22, at 12:30 pm.

   Sunday, April 7, 2002

The makeup lecture that was scheduled for this Monday April 8 is canceled (I have a prior obligation that I had forgotten about).

This lecture will be rescheduled for next Monday, April 15.

I apologize for any inconvenience.

   Friday, April 5, 2002

Problem Set 4, due Tuesday April 16 in lecture, is now posted on the Homework page.

Solutions to the Midterm Exam are now posted on the Homework page.

Notes through lecture 19 are now posted on the Lecture Notes page.

The last Monday make-up lecture will be next week, April 8.

   Monday, March 25, 2002

Midterm Exam: As was discussed in lecture today, you are allowed to bring one "cheat sheet" to the midterm exam on Thursday. This must be a regular 9.5"x11" sheet of lined paper, with one line of handwritting per ruled line of the page. You may write on both sides.

The midterm exam is Thursday morning during the usual lecture period. The exam will be proctored by the grader, Dahu Qi. Unfortunately, I will not be available after Wednesday around 1 pm, but you are welcome to contact me, or come to see me, with questions anytime before that.

The exam will probably have two problems and cover material up to spring break.

Good luck on the exam!

   Monday, March 11, 2002

Correction: A sign error in the statement of problem 2(c) on Problem Set 3 has been corrected.

   Friday, March 8, 2002

Notes for lectures 13, 14 and 15, and solutions to problem set 2, are now posted.

   Thursday, March 7, 2002

Problem Set 3, due Thursday, March 21, 11 am, is now posted. Since I am out of town that week, please hand your solutions in directly to our grader Dahu Qi.

Next week is spring break. The following week of March 18 I am out of town at the APS meeting, so lectures that week are canceled. There will be a make-up lecture the following week on Monday, March 25, at 12:30.

The Midterm Exam will be held in class on Thursday, March 28. It is closed book and covers all material up until spring break.

Lecture notes are currently posted through Lecture 12. I hope to post this weeks lecture notes by the end of the week.

   Thursday, February 21, 2002

Problem Set 2, due Tuesday, March 5, has been posted on the Homework page. Also posted are the solutions to Problem Set 1.

Notes for lectures up to lecture 9 are now posted on the Lecture Notes page.

A Make-up Lecture is scheduled for next Monday, February 25, at 12:30 in B&L 270. The lecture of Thursday, February 28, is canceled.

   Friday, February 15, 2002

Notes for lecture 7 are now posted.

Makeup lecture will be held next Monday, February 18, 12:30, in B&L 270.

   Wednesday, February 13, 2002

Notes for lectures 4, 5, and 6 are now posted on the Lecture Notes page.

   Friday, February 8, 2002

Problem Set 1, due Tuesday, February 19, has now been posted on the Homework page.

Notes for lectures 1, 2 and 3 are posted on the Lecture Notes page. Notes for lecture 4 will hopefully get posted on Tuesday.

   Wednesday, January 30, 2002

Make up Lectures will be held on Mondays at 12:30 - 1:45 in B&L 270. The first one will be scheduled for Feb. 11.

   Sunday, December 30, 2001

Important Note:
The first lecture of the semester will be delayed to Tuesday, January 29. We will make up the canceled lectures later during the semester.

Welcome to Physics 418, Statistical Mechanics I. Look on this page for general announcements to the class. The links to the left will take you to other information pages for the course.


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